6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Turku
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Helsinki
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

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St. Petersburg, Russia to Turku is an approximately 9-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from St. Petersburg in July, plan for little chillier nights in Turku, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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